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Moment for Me | Important Self-Care | Aveeno

I know I am not the only one that puts off moments for me. Either by forgetting to make the time or literally feeling like you don’t have time. It’s time to put down the excuses and take a moment for you!

Through my emotional and mental disorder battles (details HERE), I realize how important self-care is. It’s not something you can put off until a better time. That better time may not ever come but the times of stress overload, emotional breaking points, and tension body aches will.


This is something I know for myself but has also been proven in research and in other people’s lives. Taking a moment for yourself allows you to better serve those around you while it invests in you physically to be a healthier version of you. 
How do you make the time?
  • Multitask: I take showers at night to allow me a little more time to relax. This is a great way to add an extra five minutes and exfoliate your arms and legs so that your moisturizer can deeply affect your skin. I LOVE this ONE! It’s the Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt, smells amazing and is so creamy.

2. Ask for help: Whether you’re a busy mama with kiddos or a busy working woman, asking for help is ok. I find myself being ashamed having to ask for help when I want to do something for me instead. Throw off that guilt and ask, taking 15 min to an hour for you is nothing to be guilty over. You are able to do so much more when you do this!

3. Magazine VS Book: Instead of getting sucked into a long book, read a great article in a magazine. This gives your mind time to chill out without you feeling like you need to be spending your time doing the to-do list.

4. Shower Facial: Don’t have time to go to the spa to have a facial? I use THIS in shower facial (60 Second Facial)after I wash my face to take my “at-home” spa experience a step higher! I then use THIS overnight facial (Overnight Hydrating Facial) that makes my skin glow the next morning.



5. Grab a coffee: When I have to run errands, I grab a coffee to go. Let me tell you, it makes all the difference when having to go grocery shopping! It’s simple and doesn’t add on any extra time.

6. Journal: Writing helps to ease my mind. Whether is writing on my blog or journaling. It helps to write down your thoughts or write down any blessings from your day. I will do this as I let my FACIAL (Overnight Hydrating Facial) soak into my skin before I go to bed. This is probably the BIGGEST self-care tip I have for you.



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White Tshirt Uniform | Recipe for Bfast Meal Prep

It’s a funny combo but we will go with it 😉 I love my basic white tee uniform, especially on the weekends when I am preparing for a busy work week! Prepping food has been a life saver while working full time and blogging so I am sharing my FAVORITE breakfast prep recipe today as well!



OUTFIT DETAILS 
Tshirt ($11!!!) c/o | High Waist Jeans | HEELS | NECKLACE c/o | WATCH | BRACELET one, two |
Lips (Snob)

OUTFIT:

Tshirt and jeans are how I survive on the weekend! I don’t want to look undone though so I dress it up a bit to keep it functional and chic. $11 for a tshirt is a steal, this one has the cutest ruffle along the edge that takes it up a step! This necklace makes a great pop of color and keeps it fresh for Summer. You don’t have to wear heels like I did, although this is a favorite combo! Sandals wedges or booties are great as well!

I have been living in these jeans!!! Scored them for $15 HERE, keep your eye out for when they drop again. I wear a size 4 and they fit true to size. You can’t go wrong with this style! 

RECIPE:

This is such a crazy time for Jason and I, food prepping is the only way we have found to not go out to eat every day and meet our health goals. The meal I have the hardest time with is breakfast. Let’s be honest, most mornings doing my makeup as to not scare my coworkers is a higher priority than eating a balanced first meal. Awful but true! That is until I made this recipe up, game changer! 

*Anything I use a dairy substitute for, you can use a dairy product for 😉

BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Preheat oven to 375
Spray a glass pyrex pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground sausage
8 eggs
3/4 cup shredded hash browns
2 TB almond milk
Everything but the Bagel seasoning (Trader Joes)

Brown 1 lb of Sausage (We use the Jimmy Dean sausage from Costco, it’s a 3 lb package and we freeze the other two pounds for the next two weeks. The most budget friendly way to do it!).

Sprinkle sausage in pyrex pan creating one layer.

Toss frozen hash browns in the same pan from the sausage.

Cover for 5 minutes to cook through then uncover for a couple to get crispy.

Layer as a second layer over the sausage.

Beat the 8 eggs in a bowl and add the milk.

You can add a little salt and pepper to the egg mixture for added flavor!

Pour egg mixture over the layers in the pyrex pan.

Sprinkle “everything but the bagel” seasoning over the casserole.

* I don’t put shredded cheese on ours due to my allergy but you can at this point if you like!

Cook in the oven for 45 minutes.

Let stand for 5, then cut into the serving size of choice.

We pack ours in a pyrex dish in the fridge. Every Monday, I take a dish of my 5 breakfasts to work and keep in the fridge there so I can eat right when I get there. I have to shave down as much time in my morning routine in order to get to work on time;)

I hope this recipe helps you!



 



Athleisure Coffee & Chat Health and Fitness

Did you know this about me? | Coffee & Chat

I haven’t shared a whole lot about me in certain areas of my life and I want to change that. Some of you know the sporty side of me and some of you know the fashion side of me. Here’s to learning more about each other!!! I play….



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OUTFIT DETAILS
SPORTS BRA c/o | TENNIS SKIRT c/o

Tennis!!!! I played all through high school and tried to keep playing it in college, noncompetitively of course. I live a couple blocks from my old high school courts and have started to pick the game up again.

This sport is one you can pick up pretty easily when you haven’t played in a while, you WON’T be where you left off but it’s easy to remember the fundamentals. With picking this back up, I have realized how much fun Jason and I can have. I have forgotten how to have fun with him throughout the crazy schedule. Both working full time and having opposite days off is HARD WORK!

Tasc Performance has an array of options for workout clothes, I love the soft texture of them and how they adapt with movement. You know, it’s not pleasant when your tennis skirt gets stuck in the most obtrusive places. This one stays where it should, thank goodness!!!





The basics of the game so you can enjoy it too:

Scoring:

  • In the court: The court is set up with alleys on each side, this is an out of bounds area or if the ball hits outside of the back line of the court. When playing doubles, the outside lines of the entire court are the boundaries. Confusing, I know!
  • Game: When you serve it’s called love all. The first point won is 15. When you serve you call out, Love 15 or 15 Love depending on if you won that point. The game points continue on with 30,40, Game. If both have 40 points, it’s a deuce. Keep playing until one person wins by two points ahead of the other.
  • Set: 3 Games in a set. The person that wins the set, has to win by 2.
  • Match: The one who wins 2 out of the 3 games is the match winner.

Serving:

  • Make it easy on yourself if you have never served before by dropping the ball on the ground and hitting it over the net, more or less an underhand serve. See HERE.
  • Overhead serving: see HERE.

Rally (BEGINNER):

  • Just get the ball over the net before it bounces twice!
  • Backhand or forehand, whichever way is easiest for you to receive the ball and send it across the net again. HERE are great tutorials on how to hit backhand and forehand!
At the end of the day, as long as you are having fun, that’s all that matters!

Because tennis makes me have the weirdest faces when I serve….
and I know my toe is over the line…it’s all for the pictures lol!